Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change

Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change

by Pat Murphy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0865716072

ISBN-13: 2900865716079

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Climate change and energy depletion are happening much faster than anyone predicted, yet most of us still cling to technological mainstream solutions that require little or no modification to our high-consumption lifestyles. If Plan A means continuing to use fossil fuels and Plan B involves switching to renewable energy sources, then Plan C proposes to break us out of

Overview

Climate change and energy depletion are happening much faster than anyone predicted, yet most of us still cling to technological mainstream solutions that require little or no modification to our high-consumption lifestyles. If Plan A means continuing to use fossil fuels and Plan B involves switching to renewable energy sources, then Plan C proposes to break us out of our complacency by advocating a drastic reduction in consumption as the necessary ingredient for a sustainable, equitable world. Plan C argues that only by changing our behaviours in the areas of food, health, transportation and the built environment can we achieve the needed localization, reduced consumption and reduced impact on the planet to survive. Of critical importance is the task of renewing and reviving small, local, cooperative communities. Plan C is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in living a lower-energy, saner, more cooperative and truly sustainable lifestyle.

About the Author:
Eugene R. "Pat" Murphy is the executive director of Community Solutions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900865716079
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     XI
Preface     XV
Part I
Fossil Fuel Depletion and Climate Change     3
Peak Oil - Peak Economy     19
Peak Oil - Peak Empire     33
Peak America - Is Our Time Up?     49
Peak Technology and the Private Car     61
Peak Technology and Electric Power     75
Corporations, Media and Disinformation     91
Part II
Plan C - Curtailment and Community     111
Post-Peak - Change Starts with Us     129
The Energy Impact of Buildings     143
The Smart Jitney - Rapid, Realistic Transport     165
Food, Feed, Fuel and CO[subscript 2]     183
Food, Health and Survival     201
Part III
Changing Practices     227
Kicking the Media Habit     241
Localization     249
Reviving and Renewing Community     257
Conclusion     271
Endnotes     273
Index     305
About the Author     317

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